Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
That's it, winter training is complete, today was the last session at club before it starts on a week night, Zippy, Keisha and Ronny were all in action and apart from the odd silly moment by Ronny we had a really good end to the training. I was particulay pleased with Zippy as his confidence has massively improved on the see-saw.
This afternoon was also my last weekend training session at the field, to complete my training plan I just had to teach the flat tunnel to Pudsey, it turned out to be no problem at all, Ronny was on hand to lead Pudsey through on the first couple of go's and after that it was always going to be a fun, so that's it, we are all ready to go go go .............
Jackie and Speedy were also in action today but at the BSDA breed show, great news that Speedy won his class so big well done to them, Cello (Speedy's grandad) won Best of Breed so a very successful day for our family tree today.
Friday, 26 March 2010
However, seems as the dogs love water so much I have decided to buy them a swimming pool for the garden, im hoping it will arrive next week and I will be putting it up after the Easter weekend. Ten minutes of swimming each day will soon get their fitness back up to scratch, it will also help the dogs get over any injuries quicker (hopefully we wont need it for that).
Monday, 22 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
The added bonus is ive been moved to a station much closer to home and I am remaining on days with weekends off (maybe the odd saturday to cover but nothing to drastic).
The plan for tomorrow morning is agility training for Pudsey and Zippy, we will probably just do a quick jumping session and I want to get the tyre out for Pudsey as we have only done it on once before. In the afternoon mum wants to get the caravan sorted, its not long until the Easter weekend and to be honest neither of us can remember what all the buttons are for, maybe we will have a quick camping moment on the drive. Sunday is Border Collie Show and I cant wait.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
So the season is about to start and after the injuries Ronny and Keisha have had this year I decided to get them checked by the chiropractor, Ronny's pelvis had dropped on the right side which has now been rectified so nothing to major, Keisha's pelvis was also out of line but her back was incredibly tight and needed some work done on it, definitely caused by that knock with Zippy earlier in the year. Well at least they are both fighting fit again and will just need a couple of days rest for their bodies to repair nicely.
Sunday we are off to the Border Collie show in Newark, Ronny, Keisha and Kody are all in action and it's going to be a very busy morning as im having to walk courses in all six rings as all of my dogs are first on, I guess the good thing is I will be finished early !!!
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
At the start of the day Keisha and I also got awarded with The Grade 4 WBSDS 2009 league winner, we have got the most beautiful trophy with Keisha's Kennel Club name engraved on it, it has already been given its place in the trophy cabinet and it looks fab. What a fantastic start to the year, yippee !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Training for the YKC crufts flyball went really well yesterday, considering the dogs haven't done anything since last July they didn't put a paw wrong, Ronny has been teamed up with Ben, considering they only met yesterday they appear to be good partners in crime, im hoping I will get chance to film the racing next saturday so I can post it on the blog.
So Crufts is fast approaching and I must start making the effort, thursday is Breed show, friday we are doing Discover dogs and saturday Ronny is flyball-ing, sunday im taking the day off.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
This weekend however is planned around agility, saturday morning is training for the boys, I cant decide whether to get the contacts out or the flat tunnel and tyre, or both, or maybe I should just wait until the day and see how strong I feel.
The dogs and me have had a our fair share of injury and illness this year so Keisha is currently wrapped in bubble wrap and will probably stay like that until sunday, then after that I've promised her a walk in the park with the rest of the gang so they can all play like loonies again.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Ive been on a first aid course refresher for the last few days, if your unlucky enough to meet me in the street and your injured, your be pleased to know that I passed so I will be able to save your life, apparently !!!
I think Ronny and Zippy will be pleased that its all over as im sure they are fed up of being bandage practice.
Sadly its back to work tomorrow and no doubt I will have a pile of paperwork to catch up on. Five weeks today im supposed to start my new job, I have no idea what I will be doing or in fact where I will be stationed, as part of this money saving thing the force are re-structuring and we are aligning with the local constituencies which means some stations are being closed, sadly our station is one of those. I'm hoping I will remain on days with weekends off but instead of working with youths im hoping for naughty adults instead, as much as I love kids im ready for a change !!!
Saturday Ronny has training for the Crufts flyball with his buddy Maisy, they are both competing in the YKC team next saturday, it will be a very special but sad moment as after Ronny's final run next week I have decided to hang up all my dogs harnesses and just concentrate on agility, Ronny is truly a flyball dog right to the centre of his heart, he gained some great achievements and was well known for his speed, but there comes a time when you have to take everything in consideration and I think this is the right time to call it a day.
Still ....... agility is now going to play a massive part in our lives and even if it kills me im determined to get my rocket to Grade 6.